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Southwest Marine Yard Repowering San Francisco Commuter Ferries With Detroit Diesel Allison Engines

New diesel engines in three of San Francisco's commuter ferries are expected to save their owner, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, more than a quarter-million dollars a year in fuel costs. A pair of fuel-efficient Detroit

 

REGULATORY OVERKILL PERSERVERES

Thomas Jefferson's familiar axiom that "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty" has an analogous meaning beyond its historical and national value to American industrial sectors exposed to the often severe impact of federal government regulations.

Marystown Shipyard Reports On Progress Of $23-Million Norwegian Tugboat Contract

Marystown Shipyard Limited, Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada, now currently working on a $23-million Norwegian order to build five of the heaviest class of tugboats used in offshore oil operations, is now establishing a vessel production control system,

Precision Ship-Handling Writ Large

On the Elbe River, the famous port of Hamburg's Nautical Institute had its final intake this year due to a shortage of prospective students. From now on it will be known as the Hamburg Institute for Ship Handling and Simulation, but for many years it sent highly trained young people to sea.

Karl Senner Offers Free Color Brochure On Reintjes Marine Gearboxes

Karl Senner Inc., Kenner, La., the North American distributor of Reintjes marine gears, is offering a free color brochure on Reintjes marine gearboxes. The colorful publication offers a bevy of information on the West German-based Reintjes marine gearboxes,

NOL Reports First Half Profit of $1M

The tough economic situation and business environment has not prevented Neptune Orient Line from first half profits, as the company announced $ 11 million profits (albeit down 78 percent from 1H 2000 profits) on revenues of $2.3 billion (up 6 percent from 1H 2000 revenues.

S/S United States Offered To High Bidder —Minimum $5 Million

U.S. citizens are invited to submit sealed bids to the Maritime Administration (MarAd) for the purchase of the 24-year-old passenger liner S/S United States, laid up at Norfolk, Va. The minimum price is $5 million, payable in cash within 30 days of acceptance of the successful bid.

Ocean Policy Study: Shortchanging Water Transport?

In August 2000, Congress directed the President to appoint a group of experts to study the policy of the United States conwith respect to the oceans and make recommendations for changes. The legislative mandate was broad - covering protection of

Construction Underway On ACL's Five 36,000-Dwt "Leader Ships"

Construction of Atlantic Container Line's (ACL) "Leaderships" has progressed past the first major milestone, according to Otto I.M. Porton, president, ACL-USA. Shipyards in Sweden, the U.K., and France began building five RO/RO-containerships early this year.

Posidonia 80—International Shipping Exhibition To Be Held In Greece June 2-7

Posidonia 80, the international shipping exhibition, is expected to be the most representative show ever. Over 600 companies from 40 countries will exhibit their hardware and services in Piraeus, Greece, June 2-7. Posidonia 80 is sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Mercantile Marine,

 
 
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